Updates for the month of August 2021

 Greetings to you dear Legionaries from the Officers of the Senatus of Uganda.

We are grateful to God for his plans, protection and love of people.  Yesterday 14th August, 2021 the Catholic Church despite the challenges of the CoVID-19 pandemic, received a new Bishop for Nebbi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Raphael P’Mony Wokorach, 17 newly ordained Priests and 18 Deacons at Rubaga Cathedral.  What a blessing amidst the extended lockdown of two months for Churches!  

Today 15thAugust, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a very important day in the Church.  Legionaries usually organize retreats and special prayers to prepare for the celebrations.  This time it has not been possible.   However we thank Legionaries of Kampala and Hoima Comitia for organizing prayers on radios on behalf of the Legion of Mary.

Following the Annual Program of the Senatus of Uganda, we would hold the Senatus meeting today 15th August 2021.  Unfortunately due to the pandemic all Legion of Mary meetings were put on halt. We are very grateful to Rev. Fr. Augustus Muhereza for sharing with us the study of the handbook daily.  Today the Assistant Spiritual Director of Senatus, Rev. Fr. Ronnie Mubiru is giving us the Allocutio.  Please share it all with our fellow Legionaries.

The following are important issues to note:-

  1. The Centenary Celebrations of Legion of Mary will be inaugurated on the 7th September, 2021 at Nsambya Parish.  Mass will start at 10.00am presided over by Bishop Paul Ssemogerere. It will be broadcasted live and Legionaries will participate by listening to Radio Maria. A Novena of masses will start on the 29th August, 2021 at 7pm on Radio Maria.   Members who cannot access the Radio, please say a decade of the rosary daily for 9 days. Each Curia all over the country shall mobilize Mass stipend and offer Mass to be celebrated by the Curia Spiritual Director at his convenient time on the 7th September 2021 and he will represent all Legionaries.
  2. Lists of names for the deceased Legionaries should be submitted to Senatus as soon as possible. You can send the lists by the Senatus email.  The address is:  senatusofuganda@gmail.com
  3. The Spiritual Directors Conference for Hoima Diocese which was scheduled to take place 17th -20th August 2021 was postponed due to the CoVID-19 pandemic. A later date will be communicated.
  4. We call upon Legionaries to continue with the 24-hour Rosary Initiative and to encourage more people to join the groups.  The beauty of this prayer is that there is at all times throughout the hours of the week a member praying the rosary for the intentions of Mother Mary and the world. 

May Mary our Queen and Mother intercede for us.

Susan Mary Nsubuga, President